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[December 21, 2013]

Gov. Perry Names Hughes Chair of Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 20 -- Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, announced the following appointment: Gov. Rick Perry has named Dan Allen Hughes Jr. of San Antonio chair of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. He has also designated Thomas "Dan" Friedkin of Houston chairman emeritus of the commission. The commission oversees the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

"With Dan Hughes as the commission's new chairman and Dan Friedkin as chair emeritus, the conservation and stewardship of Texas' parks and wildlife will be ensured for generations to come," Gov. Perry said. "Friedkin has led a unique strategic vision in his eight years on the commission, and has been a consistent and effective champion for increasing outdoor recreational activities for Texans of all ages and backgrounds. With his extensive business background and deep knowledge of Texas' conservation needs, his leadership has been instrumental in ensuring commission regulations are grounded in the strongest and best available science, while simultaneously allowing jobs to flourish and providing ample opportunities for sportsmen to enjoy Texas' bountiful fish and wildlife populations." Hughes is president of Dan A. Hughes Company LP, Hupecol Operating LLC, and Hupecol Italia LLC, and is a member of the board of directors for Maverick American Natural Gas, Hupecol Italia LLC and Raven Pipeline Company LLC. He is a member of the Texas A&M University College of Geosciences Advisory Council, Sul Ross State University Borderlands Research Institute Advisory Board and All American Wildcatters. Hughes received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University.

Friedkin is chairman and CEO of The Friedkin Group, a privately held consortium of businesses and investments, including Gulf States Toyota. He is a trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society and board member of the Texas A&M University Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. In addition to his conservation work in Texas, he also co-founded and now runs The Friedkin Conservation Fund, a charitable organization established to conserve the habitat and wildlife in over seven million acres of Tanzania. Friedkin received a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.

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